The T1DRA Study: Screening Adults for Type 1 Diabetes

Jul 2, 2024 | health and medicine

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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks and destroys pancreatic cells that produce insulin. Near to diagnosis, people cannot produce enough insulin, meaning that their blood sugar levels can become dangerously high. Some people associate type 1 diabetes with children, but more than half of type 1 diabetes patients are diagnosed in adulthood. Researchers know very little about how the condition develops in adults. The Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Adults – or ‘T1DRA’ – Study is actively screening adults through a small blood sample to determine their risk of type 1 diabetes. Read More

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